Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in 32 countries. Review of the general methodology

N. Ruperto, A. Ravelli, A. Pistorio, C. Malattia, S. Cavuto, L. Gado-West, A. Tortorelli, J. M. Landgraf, G. Singh, A. Martini

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

250 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The aim of this project was to cross-culturally adapt and validate the American English version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in the 32 different member countries of the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO). This effort forms part of an international study supported by the European Union to evaluate the health-related quality of life in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as compared to their healthy peers. A total of 6,644 subjects were enrolled from 32 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia. A total of 3,235 patients had JIA (20% systemic onset, 33% polyarticular onset, 17% extended oligoarticular subtype, and 30% persistent oligoarticular subtype) while 3,409 were healthy children. This introductory paper describes the methodology used by all the participants. The results and the translated version of both the CHAQ and the CHQ for each country are fully reported in the following papers. The results of the present study show that cross-cultural adaptation is a valid process to obtain reliable instruments for the different socio-economic and socio-demographic conditions of the countries participating in the project.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume19
Issue number4 SUPPL. 23
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Fingerprint

Psychometrics
Juvenile Arthritis
Health
Latvia
Yugoslavia
Bulgaria
Slovakia
Croatia
Portugal
Hungary
Chile
Austria
Czech Republic
Russia
Greece
Belgium
Argentina
Rheumatology
European Union
Israel

Keywords

  • Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)
  • Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ)
  • Cross cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation methodology
  • Health related quality of life
  • Healthy children
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

Cite this

@article{b3fabf8f144a4c559e8bd4e9b2a88468,
title = "Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in 32 countries. Review of the general methodology",
abstract = "The aim of this project was to cross-culturally adapt and validate the American English version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in the 32 different member countries of the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO). This effort forms part of an international study supported by the European Union to evaluate the health-related quality of life in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as compared to their healthy peers. A total of 6,644 subjects were enrolled from 32 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia. A total of 3,235 patients had JIA (20{\%} systemic onset, 33{\%} polyarticular onset, 17{\%} extended oligoarticular subtype, and 30{\%} persistent oligoarticular subtype) while 3,409 were healthy children. This introductory paper describes the methodology used by all the participants. The results and the translated version of both the CHAQ and the CHQ for each country are fully reported in the following papers. The results of the present study show that cross-cultural adaptation is a valid process to obtain reliable instruments for the different socio-economic and socio-demographic conditions of the countries participating in the project.",
keywords = "Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ), Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ), Cross cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation methodology, Health related quality of life, Healthy children, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), Review",
author = "N. Ruperto and A. Ravelli and A. Pistorio and C. Malattia and S. Cavuto and L. Gado-West and A. Tortorelli and Landgraf, {J. M.} and G. Singh and A. Martini",
year = "2001",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
journal = "Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology",
issn = "0392-856X",
publisher = "Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology S.A.S.",
number = "4 SUPPL. 23",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in 32 countries. Review of the general methodology

AU - Ruperto, N.

AU - Ravelli, A.

AU - Pistorio, A.

AU - Malattia, C.

AU - Cavuto, S.

AU - Gado-West, L.

AU - Tortorelli, A.

AU - Landgraf, J. M.

AU - Singh, G.

AU - Martini, A.

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - The aim of this project was to cross-culturally adapt and validate the American English version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in the 32 different member countries of the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO). This effort forms part of an international study supported by the European Union to evaluate the health-related quality of life in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as compared to their healthy peers. A total of 6,644 subjects were enrolled from 32 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia. A total of 3,235 patients had JIA (20% systemic onset, 33% polyarticular onset, 17% extended oligoarticular subtype, and 30% persistent oligoarticular subtype) while 3,409 were healthy children. This introductory paper describes the methodology used by all the participants. The results and the translated version of both the CHAQ and the CHQ for each country are fully reported in the following papers. The results of the present study show that cross-cultural adaptation is a valid process to obtain reliable instruments for the different socio-economic and socio-demographic conditions of the countries participating in the project.

AB - The aim of this project was to cross-culturally adapt and validate the American English version of the Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and of the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in the 32 different member countries of the Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation (PRINTO). This effort forms part of an international study supported by the European Union to evaluate the health-related quality of life in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as compared to their healthy peers. A total of 6,644 subjects were enrolled from 32 countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia. A total of 3,235 patients had JIA (20% systemic onset, 33% polyarticular onset, 17% extended oligoarticular subtype, and 30% persistent oligoarticular subtype) while 3,409 were healthy children. This introductory paper describes the methodology used by all the participants. The results and the translated version of both the CHAQ and the CHQ for each country are fully reported in the following papers. The results of the present study show that cross-cultural adaptation is a valid process to obtain reliable instruments for the different socio-economic and socio-demographic conditions of the countries participating in the project.

KW - Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ)

KW - Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ)

KW - Cross cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation methodology

KW - Health related quality of life

KW - Healthy children

KW - Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

KW - Review

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=4143078383&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=4143078383&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 11510308

AN - SCOPUS:4143078383

VL - 19

JO - Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology

JF - Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology

SN - 0392-856X

IS - 4 SUPPL. 23

ER -